Subtitle: Inside the New South Africa
Author: Allister Sparks
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers (2009)
Condition: Very Good+ Minor rubbing and edgewear to the covers. Small spots of foxing to fore edge of textblock. A clean and tightly bound copy.
Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.4 x 2.4 cm
Inscribed by author to Marie Canin of Exclusive Books at the book's launch
South Africa has undergone a revolution in 15 years. It has been transformed from an apartheid state cut off from the rest of the world into an open multi-racial democracy. It has been a peaceful transformation, almost without parallel in history anywhere in the world.
Compared to Russia's change after communism it has been a triumph. But of course there have been problems: the AIDS pandemic that threatens all Africa's future, and in education, expectations have far exceeded the difficult reality. Crime is a horrible problem and the economy, now prey for the first time to globalisation and the whims of international investors is faltering. This is an exceptional book by the greatest living commentator on South Africa.